Ratings Report: UFC Fight Night 60 main card draws 913k, prelims 775k

UFC Fight Night 60 took place on Saturday night in Colorado and was headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defeating Brandon Thatch by submission in a welterweight bout. UFC Fight Night 60 Poster

According to Nielson sources, the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1 had an average audience of 913,000 viewers while the preliminary card had 775,000 viewers.

The peak of the broadcast came in the 11:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ET quarter hour with 1,070,000 viewers (Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly) and the average viewership of 913,000 viewers is up 3 percent from the average of UFC Fight Night events on Fox Sports 1 (880,000). In addition, the preliminary viewership of 775,000 viewers is up 44 percent over the UFC Fight Night preliminary card average on Fox Sports 1 (537,000).

Following the event, Fox Sports Live aired on the sports network and came in with 375,000 viewers and this is a 17 percent increase compared to the February 2014 average of Fox Sports Live in the same Saturday time period (320,000).

With the viewership from Saturday, Fox Sports 1 was the most watched ad-supported cable sports network in prime time with an average audience of 836,000 viewers from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET. Also, Fox Sports 1 was the seventh most watched Saturday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. since the network was launched as they had an average audience of 490,000 viewers.

The UFC will return to Fox Sports 1 on Sunday with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir from Brazil and stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for more updates on MMA TV ratings.